When I click on this app, I have to look at a picture of the channel 9 weather folks before I get the weather. Then I get to look around ads for the weather. A notification box comes up on the screen of my phone, but when I click on it I get to wait until something that looks like weather loads. Usually I’m unable to find out what the notification was because it’s a video that won’t load, not that I want to wait to see that any way. This station has a commercial that talks about the folks in Atlanta and how they don’t know our weather. But when I click on that app, the weather comes right up. I don’t have to look at the icons of the channel 9 weather crew. Imagine that. I’m very disappointed with this app.
Clunky is not the wird. Something recently changed. I can no longer rewind or forward through a forecast video to see pertinent details, a critical thing during a forecast for active severe weather. If i try to rewind at all to see storm eta for my location, video starts over including the annoying 15-30 second ads i have already seen. If I’ve already watch the ad for the video i should be about to do a little relevant slowing and speeding. That your app support link goes to a 404 makes it clear you’re not thinking about your audience. Guess i’ll have to move on.
I believe the Hourly view on the iPad shows you the “feels like temperature” as well. That’s an extremely important number these days. Please add it to the iPhone version. I personally think you have room to add a column. Or you could add a setting to pick which columns to show. I’d rather that than wind direction. You could also allow the app to rotate to show all columns in landscape view.
I can’t find my last review so that I can downgrade it. I am sick and tired of this formerly good app freezing on a regular basis. It has gotten to the point that I have also downloaded a rival station’s (WBRZ’s) weather app so that I can have a dependable, local weather app. I’m about at the point of deleting WAFB’s weather app freezes so much that has become trash. The only reason that I haven’t done so yet is that I keep hoping that the app will be updated to correct this malfunction. I am beginning to wonder if the person in charge of this is asleep at the wheel.
The new update needs an update! I have to go into the help menu to figure out everything! But if I had to pick one thing that changes it would be to put the location dot back on the map!!! I HATE that this has been removed! I like that I didn’t have to zoom into street view to see how close the bad weather is to my exact location. I’m on the road making multiple stops for work and on bad weather days I am always using the app before I leave a location to see what I’m going to be driving into. Please fix this!
My biggest complaint is waiting for the app to load and having to look at the same picture routinely. Then if you decide to check something else after just logging out, you have to go thru the same thing again, even if only out for an instant. The other thing that drives me crazy is the infomercial they constantly do for it when you’re watching the darn weather on their newscast!
Tried to look at during the storm last night, didn’t work, only had info from an hour before. Had no power, sirens blaring and had to call a friend so they could try. All they got was an add from this app while trying to look at the radar. Ps the radar wasn’t even current. Downloaded this due to how the weather is down here and needed a reliable source when power goes out. Wish it would of gave us live time feed.
Really really badly needs work on the UI its very clunky and hard to use needs a bunch of bug fixes to for the last month i havent even been able to open the app it kicks me off every time, i like the notifications and all but please fix the UI it is so god awful
I just wish the developers of this app would make widgets for it. I only trust WAFB WX as my source for weather and to have a Home Screen widget that I could just glance at for current temp and low temp that would be a 5 star move. Thanks in advance.
The app does not open half the time. Seems as if it is stuck or something and no way to move from pictured staff. Location is on. App is good when it will open. Deleted and redone but still does same thing.
This new update is TERRIBLE! I will be using a different app until this is resolved. This makes the radar 1) look majorly outdated, 2) difficult to see the precipitation because the watches and warnings are not transparent enough, and 3) look confusing because severe thunderstorm warnings are red and not yellow like TV and every other resource. It is a completely terrible update.
Just recently with the new updates the app seems to get stuck on the per launch page. Even when I reboot the phone it does not always resolve the issue. I’m hoping a new update will resolve the issue, because it is very frustrating. I’m currently running iOS 13.3 on my iPhone. Hoping this info helps developers.
The app weather info doesn’t match the weather info on the actual news. In the hourly forecast, it states 2:00 has a 80% chance of rain. I watched the news 30 mins later, it states a max rain chance of 50% ALL DAY long… This happens everyday…just get The Weather Channel App
The radar view sometimes locks into futurecast when the settings are switched from precipitation to clouds or other setting then switched back to precipitation then saved. Returning to settings & toggling the modes can unlock the future mode.
The app is good ... when it works! About half the time it just locks on the front page with the weather people, then nothing happens and can’t move anything. So I have to go to WBRZ’s weather page. Too bad.🙁
The app is ok and gives some pretty good info. I also like the alerts but the freakin ads drive me nuts. There's an ad on each page which means I won't EVER upgrade the original WAFB app for news. I prefer not to be bombarded with useless information constantly! I plan to delete this app!
Gives basic weather info WHEN YOU CAN ACTUALLY SEE IT SUE TO ADDS ON TOP OF EVERYTHING!!! Deleting this app and going with WBRZ CHANNEL 2 because of it So frustrating that you can’t see what you cans there for 80% of the time
This app is very good-pretty graphics and accurate radar. That is, it's good when it works. It crashes on start very often causing me to delete the app then redownload it. Get a more stable app and this is a 5 star review.
Every day when watching the news on WAFB the two meteorologists push installing this app to get the "latest weather" updates. The app is a total joke. Each time there's an update you're forced to watch 30 second ads before you can see anything. Static ads are fine, although you'd think between online ads, broadcast ads, and revenue from cable services that an ad on a weather app would be superfluous, but the ads in this app are full screen and no way to exit out of them. This app is nothing more than a blatant money grab providing very little useful content that can't be obtained elsewhere faster and more accurately without the necessity to line the pockets of WAFB to watch a radar.
The older version of this app was better because the map would show up first and stay up. The new version has a setting for the map to be the first thing to show up but that doesn't always work, the tabs just flip around in a circle and you hope you can catch the map like on a slot machine...I mainly want to look at the radar. Everything else is secondary.
The "new look" is still functionally awful. Instead of seeing a map, forecast, current conditions, and perhaps a scrolling alert, along with a menu for less-used items, now you get just current conditions and headlines in this cooool rotating format. Yes, it's so cool. News flash, WAFB: I don't check the weather app for its coolness factor; I want to see what the weather is. The old app did that better. WBRZ still uses the functional template WAFB did previously, for now at least. You open it, and what you need is right there on the screen.
I really love this app! I like knowing what the weather is like at all times and this app does it all... EXCEPT there is no videos posted on the weekend for the weather... Doesn't matter how severe the wether is this app doesn't show any news coverage... I love the app and it would be perfect if there was video coverage on the weekend...
WAFB does not even see these reviews!!!!!!!!! They STILL show the weather team for way too many seconds!!!!!! Ridiculous!!!!!! WAFB, to first gaze seconds upon the weather team ( as much as I think they do a good job) then an ad, THEN to get to the actual weather menu.....that is difficult at best........ Just doesn't get it!!!!!!!!!! I am sticking with Weatherbug for my typical, everyday news info. True that it is not geared to our area only, but at least I can get current info without the hassle WAFB puts you thru. No good local weather app.... Certainly not Shingleton's weather mess! Certainly are not updating the weather info. Might as well not even bother to look at this one, but I keep hoping!
Excellent app for severe storm warnings. We used it exclusively on Christmas Day 2012 while we were in Louisiana. During that time, a tornado formed over us as it moved east. I can not say enough good things about this app.
I've gone back to the older version. It has less complicated maneuvers to see the radar. This version is for someone really into the weather. I just want to see the radar and hurricane warnings. No thanks! And, please, stop telling me to upgrade........
The WAFB Mobile Weather App includes: * Access to station content specifically for our mobile users * 250 meter radar, the highest resolution available * Future radar to see where severe weather is headed * High resolution satellite cloud imagery * Current weather updated multiple times per hour * Daily and Hourly forecasts updated hourly from our computer models * Ability to add and save your favorite locations * A fully integrated GPS for current location awareness * Severe weather alerts from the National Weather Service * Opt-in push alerts to keep you safe in severe weather